Australia is a beautiful country and the perfect destination for a beach holiday or a backpacking tour. When you’re heading Down Under, you’ll want to make the most of your time in this stunning location. To do so, you’ll need to avoid these common Australian travel mistakes…
1. Being too spontaneous
If you’re an adventurous traveller, you might like the idea of being spontaneous and going where your mood takes you. Indeed, spontaneity can be a great way to explore the island and scout out hidden tourist gems.
However, there are some things you’re going to want to plan in advance. By having a broad schedule, you can ensure that you’ve got your basics covered. When you’re heading to Australia, it’s a good idea to get the following things booked ahead of time; accommodation, airport car rental, popular attractions and permission to work in the country, if you need it. Australia is a popular tourist location and many of the major attractions are booked up months in advance.
By planning ahead and booking some things in advance, you’ll have the opportunity to do see the sights and leave some time for spontaneity too.
2. Forgetting travel insurance
Whenever you’re travelling, it’s vital to have an appropriate insurance policy in place. A comprehensive policy won’t necessarily cost a lot, but it will be worth its weight in gold if you need to rely on it.
While no-one wants to feel unwell or suffer an injury on holiday, these things can happen at any time. By having travel insurance in place, you can ensure that your medical bills will be paid for or subsidized, should you need to obtain treatment.
Remember – travel insurance policies may not automatically include cover for injuries which occur whilst taking part in certain sports, such as water skiing, mountain climbing or diving. If you plan on taking part in high-octane activities, check your insurance policy will cover any subsequent injuries first.
3. Underestimating the size of Australia
People tend to assume that you can travel around Australia, but this simply isn’t the case. Australia is a similar size to the U.S., so it will take you days to get from one coast to another. If you want to see different parts of the country, flying or travelling by train is going to be the quickest way of getting from one far-flung location to another.
By underestimating the size of the country, tourists can also underestimate just how long they’ll want to stay in one place. Although you may want to cram as much as possible into your trip, you’ll want to give yourself time to enjoy every location you travel too as well.
Planning your trip to Australia
When you avoid these common Australian travel mistakes, you can plan your itinerary more effectively and create a trip you’ll remember for all the right reasons. Whether you’re taking a city break in Sydney, visiting Ayer’s Rock close to the Northern Territory or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef; you’ll experience Australia in the best way possible.
I would personally love to visit the land down under! Someday Ohhh someday! :)
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